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Colorado Felony and Misdemeanor

If you are facing misdemeanor or felony charges in the state of Colorado, then you already know how frightening, disruptive, and disorienting the experience can be, but there is no time for defeatism, and you must take measures to defend your reputation and your liberty. You should retain a criminal defense attorney who will work with you to develop the case, collect all necessary discovery, and employ investigators when necessary to ensure that you have all the information you are entitled to, including potentially exculpatory evidence. Your attorney may have to compel the government to hand over evidence that is helpful to you. In representing you in your defense, your attorney must do everything possible to protect your liberty.

While the firm stands ready to defend your rights and liberty at trial, The McKinstry Law Firm understands that some cases should not go to trial. Mr. McKinstry’s experience as a criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor gives him an edge in his negotiations with the prosecution. His many years of experience in the Courts increases the likelihood of reasonable negotiated resolutions of cases with the least possible punishment to his clients.

As a criminal defense attorney in state Courts, Mr. McKinstry’s priority is to ensure that your constitutional rights are protected and the burdens you face are minimized. The first line of defense deployed by a criminal defense attorney in many criminal cases is the filing of motions to suppress evidence. If the Police or prosecuting attorney violated your rights in any way while collecting evidence, Mr. McKinstry will fight to suppress that evidence and, when successful, this can lead to dismissal of the criminal charges. The government must follow the rules, no matter what the charge. This is the foundation of ordered liberty.

Mr. McKinstry has litigated dozens of state criminal cases in front of Colorado juries, ranging from attempted murder/first degree assault to theft and trespass.


Felony Burglary charges are on the increase in Thornton, the rest of Adams County, and in Colorado Courts along the Front Range. The McKinstry Law Firm specializes in Felony Burglary defense. We have achieved excellent results for clients facing Burglary charges in Colorado District Courts.

Identity Theft

Identity Theft charges are also on the rise, and like Burglary charges, such offenses can result in loss of liberty, loss of present and future employment, and reputation. We know how to defend against Identity Theft charges, and will fight to clear you name and preserve your liberty.


Felony Assault charges, including Domestic Violence Assault, are often brought against citizens who are merely defending themselves. The McKinstry Law Firm has litigated Assault cases in front of Colorado juries, and won acquittals based on the theory of self-defense.

Drug Possession

Felony Drug Possession, Distribution, Manufacture and Sale charges are serious, and can affect all aspects of your life, including potential loss of liberty, loss of present and future employment, and damage to reputation. The McKinstry Law Firm has achieved excellent results in defending cases involving Drug Possession, Distribution, Manufacture, and Sale.


The McKinstry Law Firm, LLC

44 Cook Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 398-7050

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